I have finished one project already this year. Hubby's best friend and his wife are expecting their first baby, a girl, next month. She is sure to become a girly girl and a pink and white afghan will be the perfect complement to her.
I received money from my FIL for Christmas. Whenever I get money or a gift card, I always take a long time deciding how to spend it. I think about what I would have asked the recipient for and then spend the money on those items. I have always asked people for gift cards to my favorite on-line shops and no one has ever given me one. So, with part of my Christmas money and a good sale on threads at Fireside Stitchery, I enhanced my thread stash significantly. I spent two days contemplating my purchase. Should I buy all one kind of thread in as many colors as I can? Should I parcel out the purchase over the year? What to do? I even created a spreadsheet to help me make the decision.
I finally decided to purchase seven different thread types in six basic color groups. The threads I chose were: Caron threads including Watercolours, Soie Cristale, Impressions and Snow. Plus Rainbow Gallery Pebbly Perle, Rainbow Tweed and Very Velvet Petite. The six color groups were: yellow, orange, pink/red, blue, purple and green.
My purchase arrived on Saturday and I couldn't be more thrilled! Nearly all of threads arrived, the rest are back ordered and will be sent when they come in.
Here are the yellows, pink/red and oranges
Here are the blues, purples and greens
Fireside Stitchery also has Ebay auctions where they sell items for other stitchers. I happened to find a collection of mini canvases perfect for stitching over the next year.
Two lovely angels
And two mini stockings